There are an estimated 10 million Americans that use boats and trailers each year. It is not unusual for the trailers to go years without good quality inspections or preventative maintenance. More often than not, owners are merely reactive to issues, as they arise. In 2020 alone, nearly 10,000 calls were received for boat trailer roadside assistance issues. The number of roadside assistance cases can be drastically lowered if owners would perform some basic preventative maintenance measures to ensure the lifespan… Read Full Article →
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Boating season is now in full swing. You may have taken your beloved boat out for the first time already or have that on the calendar in the coming days. If you notice a bit of damage that you did not see at the end of last season, or need painting… Read Full Article →
The fall months are full of boat owners working to moor up or bring their boats in for the season. Many will simply trailer their boat, cover it, and leave it until the weather begins to warm up again next season. The best thing to do however, is to thoroughly inspect your boat structurally to ensure that any damages are taken care of, as the off-season is the best time to get any repair work or restoration done.
First off, inspect your trailer thoroughly: Many boat owners just assume that their trailer is fine and free of defects. They pull their boat out of the water and plan to trailer their boat all winter long. What happens if one of the tires is dry-rotted… Read Full Article →
Torrential rain, lightning, gale-force winds or tornados, hail, and flood damage can wreak havoc on watercraft of all types. Whether your boat is dry docked, docked at a marina, or tied to a mooring, damage can occur anywhere and can be severe. Each year millions of dollars’ worth of claims are filed each year with boat insurance companies in an attempt to recover funds for storm-damaged watercraft. Here at Anchor Marine, we’re offering some pro tips to give your boat the best chance of avoiding storm damage this season:… Read Full Article →
What’s the point of having a boat if it needs repairs and just sits in your garage or driveway, taking up space? Don’t you remember the excitement that you had when you took your boat out on the water for the first time? Well, you can experience those same emotions again. All you need to do is commit to repairing your boat. If you are in the Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN area, you are in luck, because a trusted, affordable, and highly experienced boat repair shop is right around the corner. Our staff at Anchor Marine Repair has a passion for handling boat repairs of all kinds so that we can get you back out on the water in no time!… Read Full Article →
Minnesota: The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minnesota is known for its lakes, 14,380 to be exact, so you can expect to find plenty of spaces to boat and/or fish! Fishing has long been considered a favorite pastime of Minnesotans. Around the Delano area, there are several lakes that are known for great fishing and boating.
Lake Rebecca: Grab your rod and fishing license and try to catch tiger muskies, largemouth bass, walleyes and panfish in Lake Rebecca. Two fishing piers are available – one located in the… Read Full Article →